The president has spent a lot of time talking about the plight of Mike Flynn as, according to Trump, Flynn is mistreated by FBI agents, and misled into making false statements against his will. Flynn took longer than anyone indicted to turn on Trump, and his lies to the Mueller camp prove that his sole intention was to protect the president. This is the only reason Trump has not begun bashing him on Twitter just yet.
On Tuesday morning, Mike Flynn’s sentencing was put off until spring 2019.
This is a blow to Trump, who has been downplaying the seriousness of the allegations against the former general since the beginning. The judge’s action seem to point in the direction of Flynn getting at least some prison time even though Mueller recommended no jail time.
Trump tweeted this message to Flynn Tuesday morning, wondering what Flynn might say at his sentencing:
Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn. Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. There was no Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2018
According to Yahoo, Flynn was:
“Flanked by his wife, and supported by his son and several of his eight siblings, Flynn entered the courthouse head down, without comment.”
“More than a year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is set to deliver Flynn’s sentence.”
NY Times reported Monday that:
‘An F.B.I. document released late Monday provides new details of how Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, lied to federal investigators about his conversations with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition.”
“Prosecutors filed the document — an account by F.B.I. agents of their Jan. 24, 2017, interview with Mr. Flynn — on the eve of Mr. Flynn’s sentencing for lying to F.B.I. agents about his talks with the ambassador at the time, Sergey I. Kislyak. Mr. Flynn faces up to six months in prison for the offense, a felony.”
The Times continued:
“..in his interview with the F.B.I., Mr. Flynn claimed that he did not remember ever asking Mr. Kislyak that Russia restrain its response, the agents wrote in the document, known as a 302. He told them that he did not even know about the Obama administration’s decision to expel dozens of Russian diplomats and to seize two Russian-owned properties in the United States because at the time the sanctions were imposed, he was on vacation in the Dominican Republic, without access to television or to his government-issued BlackBerry phone.”
“Mr. Flynn also has acknowledged lying to the agents about his conversations with Mr. Kislyak involving Russia’s impending vote in the United Nations on an Egyptian-sponsored resolution to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank. He has admitted that he asked that Russia either delay or oppose the resolution.”